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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY CDBG-CV3 NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has notified the City of Mission of a special allocation of the Community Development Block Grant Program from the third round of the CARES Act in the amount of $514,625, which must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This allocation is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT), enacted as Public Law 116-136 on March 27, 2020. The City of Mission proposes to amend the 2019 Annual Action Plan to include this funding. Interested agencies and nonprofit organizations who seek funding are encouraged to apply. Eligible COVID-19 activities include: Public Services: Testing, Diagnosis, Food Distribution, increase capacity of Health Services, Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance; etc.; Public Facilities: Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Construction of facilities for testing, etc.; Building and Improvements including: Assistance to Businesses including Economic Development Assistance; etc.
Proposed projects must meet a CDBG national objective, qualify as an eligible activity and prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The application is available on the city’s website: www.missiontexas.us. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to cdbgdept@missiontexas.us or mailed to the Community Development Office, 1301 E 8th Street, Ste. 102 Mission, Texas or for more information call (956)580-8670. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, February 22, 2021.
A Virtual Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm to solicit comments for the Community Development Block Grant Program funds (CDBG-CV3). Interested parties are encouraged to attend virtually and make their views known or may submit written comments to addresses shown above. Comments received will be taken into consideration for the proposed Substantial Amendment for the 2019 Annual Action Plan.
Virtual/ ZOOM Teleconference
Meeting ID: 533 677 1470 Passcode: 797753 or Dial by telephone: 1-346-248-7799 US
Accommodations for persons with disabilities/handicapped, non-english speaking, or limited English proficiency (LEP) who may require interpreters shall be provided upon request by calling (956) 580-8670 at least three days in advance of meeting. Persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled may use Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989, a text telephone (TTY) user or 711 (VOICE).

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